Meet Max. Max Archer, Kid Detective. Max helps kids solve problems.
Max's friend Billy Parker is tired of waking up wet, and wants to figure out how to stop his bedwetting. Max knows how. He used to wet the bed, and he is ready to share his proven plan for staying dry.
Come on! You too can join Max and become part of the Poop Patrol and Stream Team. Your parents can help, also. Plus, be sure to check out the extra fun activities and the Q&A written for your parents at the end of the book.
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Moonbeam Spirit Award (Gold)
Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Family
This book is written in a witty, easy to read format with lots of great illustrations and charts to help kids learn. The book is the perfect first step to tackling bedwetting, as it gives kids many practical solutions they can try. If your child is looking to take control of their wetting, but maybe you aren't quite ready to take the plunge and get an alarm, this book provides the first steps to dryness.
The book puts [bedwetting] in context: "five million kids in the United States…go to bed…not knowing if they will wake up wet or dry." What follows is a clear plan ably complemented by Gerrell's superb cartoon illustrations of Max and Billy on the case as they investigate the digestive system, how a bladder works and ways to better signal the brain to get up and go. At the back of the book there is extra information about pooping and its impact on bedwetting, a word search about proper foods to eat and a "Q&A About Bedwetting (Just for Parents!)" Even if there were not an alarming dearth of titles on this subject aimed at kids, this would stand out as a most thorough, highly readable resource.
About the Author:
Howard J. Bennett, MD, FAAP, practices pediatrics in Washington, DC, and lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. The Bennetts share their home with two dogs, a hamster, three incredibly resilient fish, and a million Legos.
About the Illustrator:
Spike Gerrell lives in North London with his partner Kaz, their children Ethan and Stevie Jasmine, WVF the cat, some stick insects, and a tankful of tropical fish. He likes cycling and running. But most of all, he likes spending time with his kids.